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Forum topic by majuvla posted 12-13-2010 10:05 AM 3831 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-13-2010 10:05 AM

Hello woodworkers,
I would appreciate any suggestion about this planner,if there is anybody with expiriance of using this planer.
Maybe to compare to Makita 2012NB.
I know that DW 733,734,735 are better, but I’m hobby woodworker so I don’t have so many rough woods to work.
Thanks in advance for all advices.
Best regards

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#1 posted 12-13-2010 03:19 PM

Can any body explain ’’SNIPE’’ problem with portable ticknessers ? since I don’t understand this slang word.In translation it is some bird.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 12-13-2010 03:40 PM


i haven’t used any of the makes you mention
so i didn’t respond
to me they are basically all the same
(maybe copy’s of each other) ?

snipe is the thinner ends that can happen
when a board enters and exits the tool
and only one roller is holding it

3 ways to help with that

1 – run a ‘sacrifice’ board first
and butt your work to or next to it (the ends)
then use ‘sacrifice’ board last too

2 – make your boards longer and cut off the ends
after the planer
(if they will be tenons i leave them alone
as they will get made thinner anyway)

3 – lift the work as you put it into the planer
and lift it as it comes out of the planer
(not a guaranty but it helps)

i always run all the boards together
one behind the other
(or the ends just next to each other)

when you pull them out
be sure to orient them all the same
so you don’t do the same face again
(if you turn one over
turn them all over ,
or turn the whole pile over together)

hope this helps

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 12-13-2010 04:09 PM

ivan I donĀ“t know the excact model but Metabo has general a good reputation
in europe among both hobbyworkers and proff. and there combi jointer/planer is used in lot
of schools in Denmark

hope this help you a little

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#4 posted 12-13-2010 05:33 PM

I think the Dewalt or Makita planer is good. Dont know much about the Metabo.

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#5 posted 12-13-2010 07:48 PM

Thanks Patron for detailed explanation.The second solution is the most acceptable for me (1. and 3. later when I get some more expiriance with this tool).
Thanks all.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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